Do not let anyone’s words, or actions, be it an imam, a religious scholar, a psychologist, a lover, a friend; anyone who has any emotional power over you, sway you from your Trust in Allah, your Love for Him and your relationship with Him.
Because nobody and nothing in the world has any right to deceive you about your Lord.
يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Most Generous/Loving (Quran 82:6)
It is love for Him that will take us all the way.
It is His Love which will last for eternity.
It is His Love that will save us from our own selves today and on that Day.
There is an Arab proverb: The lover is not but obedient to his Beloved.
Make this love true and lasting.
And He is waiting to make it last for eternity…
“Verily, Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than a person who has his camel in a waterless desert carrying his provision of food and drink and it is lost. He, having lost all hopes (to get that back), lies down in shade and is disappointed about his camel; when all of a sudden he finds that camel standing before him. He takes hold of its reins and then out of boundless joy blurts out: ‘O Allah, You are my slave and I am Your Rubb’. He commits this mistake out of extreme joy”.
So ecstatic, that he says something that ‘apparently’ is like kufr…
But Allah swt is so pleased when we turn to Him. He is not a distant Lord. He is Self Sufficient, but He is the Best Sustainer. The Best Caretaker. The most Just and Loyal Lord, who is nearer to ourselves than our jugular vein. (50:16)